Hammock Prairie-clover, Whitetassels
|Life Span:||Short-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Wildflower garden. This is a low, wide-spreading plant that will do well near the front of the garden.|
|Propagation:||Seeds are available through the Florida Wildflowers Growers Cooperative.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Somewhat long very dry periods|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Sand|
Birds and other small wildlife consume seeds (in pods).
Larval host for southern dogface (Zerene cesonia).
Attracts pollinators, especially bees.
|Native Habitats:||Dry flatwoods.|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
Because it's a legume, it will grow well in poor soil.
There are multiple subspecies.